Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Beaches

Years ago when I lived in Ireland, I used to spend a week or so in the warmth of places like Crete, Turkey and Spain to get some relief from the wet and damp of Irish winters.  But since coming … Continue reading

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Hiking in Hill Country

There’s some great day hikes in Ella, Uva Province that Rita and I did a few weeks back.  Ella is at a lower elevation than Nuwara Eliya so it’s still hot during the day, but it cools overnight. My first … Continue reading

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Oh the cool, the cool

When choosing the Hill Country as part of the trip Rita and I were taking, little dd I know it would include one of the best nights sleep since my arrival to Sri Lanka nearly 9 months ago!  Ahhhh, the … Continue reading

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Nothing like it in my life!

It’s been festival after festival of late in Sri Lanka, and here I thought Nepal had the most.  Vesak is under way currently and oh my goodness, is it ever a beautiful festival. What is Vesak you ask?  It happens on … Continue reading

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Getting around in Sri Lanka

I have been living and working in SE Asia for quite some time now, so I get used to what is considered unusual back home.  With Rita’s recent visit, I was reminded how the modes of transport here in Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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Animals animals everywhere

For those who know me well, you’ll know I am not an animal lover.  Pretty much every friend I have on Bowen has at least one dog and when we go hiking, the dogs crowd around me, get under my … Continue reading

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Nepali Night in Sri Lanka

It’s all thanks to Gayathri who spent a little time in Kathmandu a few years ago, and her scrummy memories of Nepal’s infamous mo:mo. Mo:mo are little dumplings stuffed with meat or veg, and served steamed with a chilli/tomato achar. … Continue reading

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